Fairview Heights students get demonstrations from K2, forest service


Photos by William R. Toler | Daily Journal Dewayne Freeman of K2 Solutions uses a bite arm to demonstrate how Chuck, the dog, is trained to attack.


Students from Fairview Heights Elementary School enjoy ice cream cups from the Berry Patch in the hangar at the Richmond County Airport, waiting for the rain to stop.


A pilot from the N.C. Forest Service, based in Kinston, shows students one of the planes used to douse forest fires.


A N.C. Forest Service plane demonstrates how fires are put out while flying low over the runway.


ROCKINGHAM — A group of second-graders from Fairview Heights Elementary School in Hamlet were treated to several demonstrations at the Richmond County Airport on Friday.

K2 Solutions showed the students the skills of some of the dogs it trains at its facility in Derby, including sniffing out explosives and attacking “bad guys.”

Robert Delleo, director of aviation for the N.C. Forest Service, also spoke to them about how pilots put help put out fires from the air using special planes.

One student asked why the planes were so old.

Light showers briefly postponed the demonstration, so the students huddled in the hangar to eat ice cream provided by the Berry Patch.

Earlier in the day, the students visited the Rockingham police and fire departments as part of a field trip to learn about community service, what jobs they do and how tax dollars are used.

William R. Toler

Photos by William R. Toler | Daily Journal Dewayne Freeman of K2 Solutions uses a bite arm to demonstrate how Chuck, the dog, is trained to attack.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_fairview_dog.jpgPhotos by William R. Toler | Daily Journal Dewayne Freeman of K2 Solutions uses a bite arm to demonstrate how Chuck, the dog, is trained to attack.

Students from Fairview Heights Elementary School enjoy ice cream cups from the Berry Patch in the hangar at the Richmond County Airport, waiting for the rain to stop.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_fairview_icecream.jpgStudents from Fairview Heights Elementary School enjoy ice cream cups from the Berry Patch in the hangar at the Richmond County Airport, waiting for the rain to stop.

A pilot from the N.C. Forest Service, based in Kinston, shows students one of the planes used to douse forest fires.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_fairview_plane.jpgA pilot from the N.C. Forest Service, based in Kinston, shows students one of the planes used to douse forest fires.

A N.C. Forest Service plane demonstrates how fires are put out while flying low over the runway.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_fairviewpane2.jpgA N.C. Forest Service plane demonstrates how fires are put out while flying low over the runway.
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